Another round of hectic TV hunting in good ol' Delhi. Well, for one Stores in Bangalore are so much better - better stocked, more courteous staff and more willing to show things. In Delhi, I visited Reliance Digital, Chroma, Ezone, and Jumbo. None of the guys had more than 1-2 of the TVs in my comparison set and and NONE of them were willing to show the SD TV content - only slick Blue-ray DVDs, which obviously is meaningless. Anyhow, I went to a Sony World and here's yet another flip-flop.......
I compared a KLV-40Z450A with KLV-40w550A and oh the Z-series seems so much better. I bargained a little and am getting, z-series, the KLV-40Z450A, for Rs 1.05Lakh (5k price cut). Should I buy it?
Its got a 10-bit panel, wcg-ccfl backlights and 200Hz motion-flow. The downsides are BE2 engine and lack of USB.
Experts, is this wise to buy this TV at this price??? Please tell. Any issues?
(KLV-40Z550A when it is launched will have BE3 and possibly USB too, but it would be priced at about 133K which is way beyond my budget.)
The other choice is to buy a 40" Samsung Series 6 LED TV, which I am getting for 85K after letting go of all the freebies. Should I buy this LED TV instead of Sony older model z-series?
I need to buy tomorrow, please please help...
Well IMHO, Sony charge you more than their product deserves for mainly the following reasons:
1> To maintain a uniform pricing across the dealers and the country as a whole (Which can be a good thing, cause you need not worry of getting a sony at a cheaper rate elsewher).
2> To maintain the "Brand Equity". They have always praised themselves for quality and reliability (While reliability and service remain good, the quality mainly refers to the days of CRTs and tape decks). You may have heard the saying, "Why does it cost so much? Because its a SONY!"
About the Z series which you are talking about, its really not worth the price you have been quoted.
You can rather look at LG 47LH90 or the Samsung 40B750. They would cost around 85 and 95k resp.
At this point i might be sounding like an anti-Sony, but trust me i am not(ps. I own a PS3 )
Check out the reviews at various sites like CNET and do audition the mentioned tvs before you make your decision.